End of Day 3 and we are almost done with the second tune. 😄 Life is happy at sauk Valley!
Cleaning drill from yesterday and 3rd song is just about done! Mick Jagger, Beatles and Jackson 5 are sounding great! Can't wait for Elvis!
We have a show!
Camp is going very well this year! In 25 minutes the doors to the dining hall will open and we will being day 3. The band did have to practice the art of flexibility in the midst of a small thunderstorm. However, the students had the perfect opportunity to mark in their music before finishing out the day with an exciting march off. The seniors began their senior year with a special time at the bon fire bonding and burning marshmallows for some s'mores.
Ms. W, the Leadership Team, Staff and I are really impressed with the amount of enthusiasm the students are displaying. Spirit Day participation has increased tenfold and the section challenges are quite interesting.
Here are a few pictures that I was able to capture during some of our activities:
Parents and Students,
The students, parents and directors work very hard to put together performances for your enjoyment. The preparation of these performances teaches our students the value of a strong work ethic and commitment. Please understand that attendance serves many aspects to the value of education we are providing each student. There are many core values to instill with fulfilling the activities throughout the year.
Always check the calendar for band events. Most of our events are required and receive a grade. The policy for missing events can be found in the online handbook. Please read through the procedure, but do schedule personal events and appointments around these events. Missing one person does affect the team and overall performance.
We do understand that emergencies do happen such as a death in the family or contagious illness. The procedure for excusing those absences are in the online handbook.
Missing events can be excused or unexcused. Make up assignments can be assigned, but can never replace the actual integrity of the original assignment. Band is a unique class the has live performances. Written work will be assigned and awarded full or half credit based on the absence.